News: Coin Flip Determines Final PAL Playoff Seed for Boys Varsity Basketball

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A coin toss was held to choose the final PAL playoff spot. (staged)

Upon Sequoia beating Carlmont in their final league game, the PAL officials were met with a difficult dilemma. With only one spot left in the PAL playoffs, M-A and Sequoia finished the season with the same record. Typically, this dispute would be settled by reviewing the teams’ records against each other. However, because the Bears and Cherokees are 1-1 in competition this year, this statistic could not be used to decide who would enter the playoffs. In order to determine the final seed of the PAL postseason, the league held a coin toss at a recent coaches meeting. Unfortunately, the Bears lost the toss, and will not be competing in the league playoffs this year. However, the season is not over for M-A. They are taking part in the CCS playoffs, and look to continue their season in conference play.